About

Mission

MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and education.

History

The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP) was launched in May 1992 as the Atlanta Executive Network (AEN) by a committee of 15 individuals, led by founding president Allen Jones, who believed that gay and lesbian business professionals had much to offer each other and the community.

They believed that building a network of professionals focusing on the unique gifts of the individual rather than sexual orientation would empower both the organization’s members and the Atlanta LGBT community. By creating a forum in which we could learn from and support each other, AEN would improve the businesses and professional lives of its members, as well as harnessing the power of collective economic resources to combat negative stereotypes and work towards ending employment discrimination.

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MAAP Board of Directors

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Joshua D. Lorenz

Joshua D. Lorenz

President & CEO
Todd Broussard

Todd Broussard

President Emeritus
Nycole Smith

Nycole Smith

Vice President
Dave McElroy

Dave McElroy

Director of Membership Engagement
Richard Isabu

Richard Isabu

Co-Director of Membership Engagement
Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers

Graphic Media Director
Colin Caldarera

Colin Caldarera

Events Coordinator
Bill Byrne

Bill Byrne

Board Advisor
Delane McKinley

Delane McKinley

Board Adviser
Richard Pope

Richard Pope

Marketing Director